Minimum wage is maximally complicated in Illinois

By Matthew Dietrich

Confession time: By the time Election Day 2014 arrived, I was numb to arguments for and against raising the Illinois minimum wage.

By then, I had seen many studies saying that raising the minimum wage would (A) increase unemployment, (B) speed up job creation or (C) not have much of an effect either way. I had absorbed countless op-ed pieces from both sides either extolling the virtue of providing more income for the lowest-paid employees in the workforce or decrying the number of low-paid workers who would become unemployed as employers cut staff to make up for a higher wage.

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